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Bucca First World War Honour Roll, Coffs Harbour

Bucca First World War Honour Roll, Coffs Harbour
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Description / Background

This well-crafted honour roll features distinctive Moorish design and is made of silky oak and Queensland maple. The names are painted in gold on the board, across three columns. There are 22 names of volunteers listed across the left and right columns. In the centre are the eight names of those who were killed in conflict.

A Win-the-War League was formed in Lower Bucca to support the war effort, and part of their function was to raise funds for this board. On 1 January 1919, a public meeting was held in the Bucca School of Arts, also referred to as the Mechanics Institute, to make the final arrangements. A number of designs from various makers were tabled and the one from cabinet maker Mr A. W. Fowler of Korora was selected. Fowler's son is one of those listed as fallen on the roll. The lettering was completed by Mr I. Sealby of Coffs Harbour.

The memorial was unveiled at the Bucca School of Arts on 19 April 1919 at 2pm. Mrs J. Herd, a senior resident of Bucca, performed the unveiling and the Rev. Mr McGregor spoke. The function and roll were described in detail in The Coffs Harbour Advocate on 23 April. 

The roll has since moved to the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the museum.

Inscription

1919
Their names liveth for forever
For Freedom For Empire For Humanities
[Names]
In grateful remembrance of our heroes

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Lance Corporal C W Amps First World War, 1914–18 4430 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sergeant E C Amps First World War, 1914–18 816 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sergeant A H Chambers First World War, 1914–18 3789 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private W Chambers First World War, 1914–18 1074 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private W Clarke First World War, 1914–18 3368 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
C R Copeland First World War, 1914–18 view
Sergeant R T Foster First World War, 1914–18 2142 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private H E A Fowler First World War, 1914–18 416 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private W L Gentle First World War, 1914–18 2278 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private A M Herd First World War, 1914–18 1142 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Address
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
215 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Local Government Area
Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1919
Dedication date
19 April 1919
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Timber